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Man shot outside Cheadle hotel

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Police are searching for a moped rider after a man was shot outside a hotel in Greater Manchester. Officers were called to the Village Hotel in Cheadle shortly before 3.50pm yesterday.

The attack is believed to be targeted, a man in his 50s has been taken to hospital for treatment of injuries to his leg and back. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The offender is described as a man on a black moped that had a rear mudguard in the shape of a triangle. He was wearing a light coloured helmet and a baggy dark jacket.

“Now that the man is being treated by the ambulance service, our main priority is to locate the person responsible for this shooting. Our initial enquiries indicate this was a targeted attack, but we are working locally to establish how this situation unfolded and need people who saw this happen to come forward."

– Inspector Terry Chatterton


Manhunt underway after woman raped in graveyard

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A major police investigation is under way after a woman was raped in a church graveyard.

The victim is reported to have been attacked in the graveyard of St Mary’s Church in Cheadle village in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police officers have sealed the church and graveyard off while officers investigate the scene.

Greater Manchester Police are still confirming details of the attack.

St Mary’s church, on High Street, is right in the middle of Cheadle. It’s next to the White Hart Tavern, at the junction with Wilmslow Road.


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